This Italian Sausage in Air Fryer is the fastest and easiest way to cook sausage. They come out crispy and delicious and go great on a bun or skip the carbs and wrap them in lettuce. These are perfect for a quick lunch or easy weeknight dinner.
I feel like I found the jackpot after finishing this recipe. I always used to pan fry my Italian Sausage, then finish it in the oven and it took FOREVER! This saves so much time and mess.
Why You'll Love This Recipe:
- The Italian Sausage and Peppers and Onions cook together in the air fryer, which saves time and no cleaning extra pans
- It takes less than 20 minutes to cook
- They are so delish and taste great with a variety of toppings
- These are a great weeknight dinner idea or serve them up for a football game at home
Italian Sausage- I prefer the regular size Italian Sausage in the package for this recipe. I bought larger ones from the Whole Foods meat counter and they take a bit longer to cook. You can use mild or spicy sausage for this recipe.
Onion and Bell Peppers-For a nice addition of sweetness and crunch for topping the sausages.
Salt and Onion Powder- A quick seasoning for the peppers and onions.
Optional: Buns make a great way to make this a meal, or try serving them over rice. Toppings like mustard, mayo, and ketchup are good to have on hand too.
Feeling extra? Whip up this Dijonnaise for the perfect topping!
Don't have an air fryer? Make this Baked Italian Sausage instead!
How To Make Italian Sausage in Air Fryer:
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Here are the Step by Step Instructions for making these Air Fryer Sausages.
Step 1: Begin by preheating the air fryer to 350 degrees.
Step 2: Once preheated, add in the peppers and onion. Sprinkle with salt and onion powder and give them a quick toss.
Step 3: Place the Italian Sausages over the top of the peppers and onions. Air fry for 13 minutes.
Step 4: Flip half way through.
Check sausage internal temperature being extremely careful when you poke through the skin. ***Hot juices can shoot out. ***If temperature does not read 165 degrees, continue to cook in 2 minutes increments until it does. The sausages I cooked were very large and took 18 minutes total.
Step 5: Once they are cooked, allow them to cool for 5 to 10 minutes before serving. Top with peppers and onions and your favorite toppings. Enjoy!
Absolutely not. You can cook the sausage plain and use whatever toppings you like.
Italian sausage cooks for 13 to 20 minutes in the air fryer at 350 degrees. It depends on the air fryer as well as the size of the sausages. For this recipe, I used really large Italian Sausages from Whole Foods, that needed a hoagie to fit on, and they took 18 minutes to cook. The internal temperature should read 165 degrees. Be very careful when poking in the thermometer, as hot juice shot out of mine.
I prefer pork because it stays juicy, but if you want to try chicken or turkey sausage, you certainly can. It still needs to be cooked to 165 degrees internally.
Storing The Recipe:
Leftover sausages can be stored in a sealed container and refrigerated for up to 2 days. My husband loves them packed in his lunch. I always pack the bun separate so it doesn't get soggy.